Astoria, Oregon - Betty and Ben Jordan of Astoria learned first hand about the quality of construction of the roof design of their Americana model fifthwheel. They were traveling during a winter storm on a two lane causeway near Astoria, Oregon, where the Columbia enters the Pacific Ocean, when they were hit by a number of gusts of wind exceeding 60 miles per hour. Despite the fact that fifthwheels out perform all other types of RVs in cross winds, these ferocious winds forced Ben to the side of the road.
Unfortunately for Ben and Betty, in this case there was no "side of the road," and the result was a complete 360 degree roll of their fifthwheel, their truck, themselves, and their dog (who was traveling inside the fifth wheel), with the rig landing on its feet. Luckily for Ben and Betty, and even more so for their dog, they owned the predecessor of our current bonded